Film reviews and more

Day: 6 December 2012

Film Review: ‘Life Just Is’

★★☆☆☆ A release somewhat symptomatic of what has been a poor week for new theatrical features, Alex Barrett’s micro budget British drama Life Just Is (2012) is hampered by an almost complete absence of character or narrative development. Largely consisting of sequential scenes (divided by […]

Special Feature: Cineworld aquires Picturehouse

Today it was announced that multiplex chain Cineworld had acquired Picturehouse Cinemas, a company renowned for their quality programming showcasing the best of independent, foreign and cult cinema. Many may be shocked and concerned by this announcement, and despite the best efforts of Picturehouse to […]

Film Review: ‘You Will Be My Son’

★★★★☆ Awash with a macabre Bacchian tone, Gilles Legrand’s intense family drama You Will Be My Son (Tu Seras Mon Fils, 2011) sees renowned French-Danish actor Niels Arestrup play a mercantile vineyard owner in a story set amid the fertile fields of Saint-Émilion, in the […]

Film Review: ‘Gremlins’

★★★★☆ Cult American director Joe Dante’s classic children’s horror fantasy Gremlins (1984) – rereleased in cinemas this week by Park Circus for a very special digital mini run – holds a very special place in the hearts of children of the 1980s (alongside Flight of the […]